Every year, thousands of Minnesotans rally together on the front steps of our state capitol to protest the incessant taxation of everything that lives, breathes, moves, and anything else our government officials can dream up. The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, along with Americans for Prosperity are sponsoring the event this year.
New to the lineup for this year’s rally is businessman and former Presidential candidate Herman Cain. His “Solutions Revolution” tour will hit St. Paul during the 5th Annual Tax Cut Rally, from 10am til 2pm on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol.
Lights out. As the clock struck midnight, the lights literally went out at the Minnesota State Capitol.
July 1, 2011 will forevermore be known as the day Mark Dayton shut down the State of Minnesota. After months of negotiating and the delivery of multiple balanced budgets by the GOP-controlled majorities in the legislature, Governor Mark Dayton dug in his heels and refused to even pass a “Lights On” temporary funding budget so that they could have additional time to work out the details of closing Minnesota’s $5 Billion shortfall. Without what Mark Dayton called “increased revenue” (which is fancy speak for raising taxes and increased fees), he refused to agree to any of the budget offers that came to his desk.
But in typical liberal fashion, it was a “my way or the highway” approach. Even when the MNGOP legislators agreed to many of the governor’s funding requests, he still wasn’t happy. At midnight, the shutdown of state government services became official, even though rest stops and state parks had already been closing. But today, there are over 30,000 state employees that could not return to work. And nobody knows how long it will be before a deal is reached. Read the rest of this entry